PETE UP­PER­TON: Mega Match Win

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MATCHMAN Pete Up­per­ton be­came the envy of com­pe­ti­tion an­glers across the na­tion when he banked the big­gest sin­gle prize in the his­tory of UK match fish­ing.

The Middy-backed rod cashed in £65,000 af­ter win­ning the Maver Mega Match This fi­nal held at Lar­ford Lakes in Worces­ter­shire.

The 32-year-old plas­terer from Sur­rey banked 48-920kg from peg 20 on the Match Lake to fin­ish ahead of Frankie Gianon­celli, whose 40-760kg was enough for sec­ond.

Tar­get­ing the mar­gins with meat, Pete fished sin­gle or dou­ble cubes to take a string big carp.

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